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In writing my glowing reviews for all of my vendors, I saved Silverbrook Farm for last because I honestly don’t know where to start! It was the most perfect venue that I can possibly imagine for my wedding. The house, barn, and gardens are absolutely beautiful and the views are stunning- I haven’t gotten my pictures yet, but I know that they are going to be amazing given the tremendous beauty of the place. It is so clearly a labor of love.What made my experience with Silverbrook Farm so outstanding, though, was truly the opportunity to work with Dot, the owner, and Lynn, my day-of coordinator. Throughout the entire planning process, both Dot and Lynn were responsive, professional, and coordinated perfectly with my other vendors (most of whom came recommended by Dot). As I was planning my wedding from out-of-town, this was so important to me- I never felt like I needed to worry about a thing. Dot and her team know how to plan a wedding, and they were so gracious in sharing their expertise with me and my parents. Dot also has an amazing collection of decor- everything from vases to bird cages to furniture- so I had to purchase very little for my wedding.Beyond her expertise, though, Dot was just a joy to work with. From the first email I sent inquiring about open dates, Dot gave me the feeling that she was genuinely excited about my wedding. On the day of my wedding, I felt cared-for and calm, knowing that Dot and Lynn had everything under control. Everything went off without a hitch, and it was just a joy to be able to walk from the reception back to the house for the night. All of our guests raved about the venue and the event, and Dot and Lynn played a huge role in making it such a perfect and memorable day.
In hindsight, we can not imagine having had our wedding anywhere but Silverbrook. Dot has an incredible and gorgeous property that was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and reception, and Lynn and Sherri did an outstanding job as day of coordinators. They are all three extremely nice and very easy and pleasant to work with. Silverbrook would be the perfect choice for a wedding on those strengths alone, but Dot really goes above and beyond to give couples a perfect weekend, including plenty of time to set up and prepare leading to a much less stressful experience. She was generous in allowing us to use items from her extensive collection of wedding decorations, and between that and the beauty of her property, we barely needed to do much decorating on our own. We also held our rehearsal dinner Friday evening at Silverbrook, which was a much more relaxed, comfortable, and enjoyable setting than if we had had to do it a restaurant.Our experience at Silverbrook could not have been better and led to an amazing wedding weekend. We would heavily, heavily recommend it. Take one visit here and you’ll be immediately at home.
We LOVE Silverbrook Farm, and we LOVE Dot Shetterly who is the owner. Our wedding was amazing. We had access to the farm the whole week prior which was invaluable for us with busy schedules/lots to do it took all of the stress away. When our family arrived we were able to enjoy time with them and relax rather than stress out about setting up. Dot has amazing style with so many unique places to photograph. Our guests loved exploring the farm (the chess garden, the smokehouse, the outdoor bathtub. It is all just so unique) if you are looking for a rustic farm wedding this is the place. Dot has become a friend and Silverbrook will always have a special place in our hearts.
My husband and I spent several months looking at barn venues in MD/DC/VA and Massachusetts for our wedding — we saved Silverbrook for the last visit and fell in love immediately!Silverbrook is one of the most spectacular and special places I have ever been to. The natural beauty of the land surrounding the outdoor ceremony site, home, and barn is breathtaking. The barn blends rustic charm and elegance. If you are lucky enough to spend a night at the B&B — the breakfast is also fabulous!However it’s not just the beauty of the land and barn that makes Silverbrook such a wonderful place to hold a wedding — the owner truly makes you feel that Silverbrook is your home during the time you spend there. She helps to support the couple and their family in whatever ways she can. She is also incredibly knowledgeable about nearby B+B’s and vendors that she has worked with in the past.Our wedding weekend exceeded all that we had even imagined.... Silverbrook is a truly magical place for a wedding or any celebration.
My husband and I instantly fell in love with this venue for our wedding! Even in the dead of winter, we could envision how beautiful our fall wedding would be at Silverbrook. The sweeping views of the hillside were inspiring, and all the creative gardens added a lot of charm. It was an ideal location for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The barn had its own rustic charm and was perfect for our reception.The picturesque location is only half of what Silverbrook has to offer. The owner, Dot, was always so warm and welcoming. She wanted to make sure we felt at home at the farm for the entire “wedding weekend” and made sure we had everything we needed. Dot knows how to make the wedding a meaningful and special time for everyone, especially the newlyweds!
My husband and I had our wedding at Silverbrook Farm in May it was so beautiful. The farm is gorgeous and Dot is absolutely wonderful. She was so helpful, hospitable, and made sure everything ran smoothly. Everything turned out perfect I wish we could relive the day. I know anyone who picks Silverbrook for their wedding venue will be overjoyed with how their wedding turns out!
We had a fantastic experience with Dot Shetterly (the owner) with our wedding at Silverbrook Farm. From the planning process to the execution of the wedding day itself, Dot provided expert guidance and even recommended local vendors for other services. The venue is naturally beautiful, filled with lots of history and character. I honestly felt like we had to do very little decorating—the ceremony was outdoors, and the mountains and greenery provided such a beautiful natural backdrop. We held the reception in the barn, and it truly made the day all the more memorable. Dot worked with us on planning all of the elements from beginning to end, checking in from time to time to ensure that we were on track with our planning and being respectful of all of our wishes. She even officiated the ceremony for us and did an absolutely beautiful job. My husband and I also stayed at Silverbrook on our wedding night—as did two of our very dear friends—and it was lovely. I highly recommend this venue, both as a Bed and Breakfast and a wedding venue!
I truly cannot express how special this place is. It is otherworldly beautiful and Dot, the owner, makes you feel like a member of the family. Both my husband and I are from the west coast and not particularly religious, so among the question marks in planning our big day was who would marry us. When we discovered Silverbrook, we not only fell in love with this historic farm, but with Dot. We immediately felt as if we had known her for years and were delighted when we discovered that she officiates many of the weddings on her farm! In addition to the stunning views, this place is so well designed and prepared for weddings. Dot has two sheds full of decor, as well as a full floral station if you choose, as we did, to make your own arrangements. We used an assortment of her vintage vases for all of our flowers, antique furniture for cocktail hour and the reception, and mismatched antique china for dinner service - all at no additional cost or effort to us. Because of this we bought almost no wedding decor and the result was amazing. I also think maybe the most important benefit is the time given to the couple on their wedding weekend. Dot schedules only one wedding per weekend, which allowed us to begin setting up on Thursday and to return for clean-up on Monday. This provided us so much extra time with family and friends, reduced stress, and made us feel like the place was truly ours. It was so hard to leave this magical place at the end of our wedding weekend. We are already looking forward to our next visit! Our guests were stunned at the beauty of this place, and it was the perfect way to show our west coast guests the charm of the Virginia countryside. We looked at so many places and I just believe we were lucky enough to be married at Silverbrook. This place is a hidden gem and I can’t recommend it enough.
Silverbrook Farm was an amazing venue to get married at. The views are gorgeous. Dot the owner, is wonderful and so helpful. She served as our officiant too. We just love her so much. We look forward to going back and staying as guests in her B&B for special anniversaries. The breakfast she made us the morning after our wedding was delicious. We can’t say enough good things about this venue, and the owner.
15286 Woodgrove Rd. Hillsboro, VA 20132 Ph. 540.668.6056 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org